Kanye West Compares Celebrities to Civil Rights Leaders in Court

By Kory Grow Before Kanye West was sentenced to two years of probation in March for pleading no contest to beating up a paparazzo, he gave a deposition containing some unique viewpoints that has just leaked online via TMZ. Among them are his opinion that celebrities are comparable to the civil rights leaders of the Sixties, a point that arose after the photographer’s attorney used the N-word, quoting the rapper’s lyrics in “Flashing Lights,” without West’s permission. “Idiot.” Read the full article here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kanye-west-compares-celebrities-to-civil-rights-leaders-in-court-20140806

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